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  • Question: awesome blog, - theclashe-deactivated20140401
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    Thank you! Much appreciated. I’m always looking to improve and deliver the goods! So let me know if there’s anything you’d like to hear about. Thanks for reading!

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Hi, all! Days 7-9 have been pretty constant…no severe mood or energy changes. Not much to report at this time, but this weekend there will be a conclusion detailing my thoughts on the ten day cleanse. I have had some minor mental and physical setbacks (that you’ll hear all about), which I’ve come to see not as setbacks at all- but as triumphs and lessons. Big ones. Thank you for following through the last nine days with me. One more to go.

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My friend sent this to me today as I’m just a few days away from finishing my juice cleanse…it’s been rough, but I’ve got this! “And ALL they care about is YOU!”

My friend sent this to me today as I’m just a few days away from finishing my juice cleanse…it’s been rough, but I’ve got this! “And ALL they care about is YOU!”

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It’s really amazing how energized I feel when I first wake up. I have no feelings of grogginess or anything, nor do I feel the need to continually silence my alarm clock! I continue to feel rested through the day and that is what I’ve been lacking in my life, so I’m very happy about this. I really can’t wait to start working out again once the ten days are over. I’m ready for food! I’ve become so aware of how good my body can feel when it’s nourished with all great things. I’m excited to continue with healthy eating! :) Hope you all have a wonderful night!

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This is all mental.

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Happy Food Revolution Day! It’s up to us!

Happy Food Revolution Day! It’s up to us!

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Tonight, I was watching bits and pieces of the movie “Blade” with my sister. I finally turned to her and said, “What is going on?!” to which she replied, “I don’t know, it had just started when you BOUNCED IN THE ROOM LIKE DAMN TIGGER.”

I think her statement best describes how Day 4 was for me.

Boom! I feel so great today! I got through the Dark Age. Yay! Just like every book and documentary said, the first three days were the worst. Today was the day I actually felt totally full all day and I had so much energy! My skin is great, the shadows under my eyes are gone, and I feel light and healthy.

After tomorrow, I’ll be halfway done! Yay! I can do this. I’m excited to finish the 10 days. I want a salad! I just want to chew! Haha. The last 3 days have been insane. Day 2 may have been one of the worst days of my life haha. Day Four was my happy place- and cheers to it hopefully just being the beginning! Happy Juicing!

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Green goddess pizza with broccoli stem pesto…RECIPE

@AliciaRutledge, we MUST make this after the fast!

(via foreverthehealthyway)

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Hallelujah, I made it past Day 2! Today was much better. My eyes look bright and so does my skin. I’m not hungry, but I am still craving solid food. I’m not asking much! Just Cheerios or something! I have to stay strong and know that it’s not hunger I’m experiencing, it’s probably just boredom with liquids. I know I’ll appreciate food so much more after this juice, and I’ll do well to eat clean! I have strange cravings- for things I don’t even usually eat! I’ve been wanting those butterfly crackers that used to come in the mixed crackers boxes at parties. I probably haven’t had one in YEARS! Do they even make those anymore? Anyway, today was so much better in the mental department! I’m finally experiencing not really being hungry, but I have this new super power where I can smell food from a mile away. It’s been great doing this with Alicia, and although I’m hating not eating solid food right now, I feel like this is going to be worth it. Today was the day I really started detoxing (if you know what I mean).

I’ll leave you with that, everyone! Keep it up and thanks for following along! Day 3…finished!

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In the documentary “Sick, Fat, and Nearly Dead,” we witness one woman go through a 10 Day Juice Fast and follow her ups and downs throughout the process. If you’ve seen this documentary, you see how irritable she is the first few days and how snappy she gets in her confessional style videos. I was expecting the worst, but I actually haven’t felt any irritation or anger at all! This was offset, however, by something else: depression.

Now, there is a stigma still attached to the “D” word, but I’m here to tell all! I had random bouts of sadness today, and I mean SADNESS. There was almost a vacancy there, which can feel worse. I didn’t feel like myself. So, I started reading. I spent some time reading anything I could find on juicing. And you know what? Every single thing I found noted that a small percentage of people experience depression on Day 2. Well, that hit the nail on the head. Clearly susceptible, I am in that small statistic. The readings also stated, however, that the juicer enthusiast should push through because it will pass by Day 5 at the latest! “The first 3 days are the most difficult.” I have to keep pushing through.

When I felt that the sadness was overwhelming, I immediately told Alicia, my juice buddy, and talked to my boyfriend, Brian, who lives out on the East Coast (I’m in Southern California), and actually felt better just talking about what I was feeling. Then I went to Alicia’s to juice and we took a walk. I felt immensely better just being outside and being around her and having conversations with her and my boyfriend. I want to say that my depression became overwhelming because I was alone all day and I didn’t have work— I’m not used to “doing nothing,” so I think I became extremely aware of the lack of actual food that I would normally eat sans juice fast. I feel great now and I feel satisfied. We have been letting ourselves nibble on some of the fruit that we put into the juicer, and that’s helped, as well.

My skin feels great, but I feel like I look EXHAUSTED. I can’t wait for that to pass! These eye shadows are no joke! However, like I said, my skin feels really great. My urine looks healthy and normal. I’m down 3 pounds. I had to nap today to upkeep my energy level, but it should be up by Day 4 or 5! My body is just getting the yucky stuff out!

Day 2 definitely lived up to it’s reputation. But, I got through it. There were a couple moments where I asked myself if I could really do this! I know I can though. Now I have two additional friends who have started the fast as well!

If you’re a reader who’s fasting with me, or if you’re getting ready to embark on this juice journey, remember that you CAN do it. The body is an amazing thing. Day 2 is going to be difficult, but if I can do it, you can do it.

I look forward to keeping you posted on how Day 3 goes. Day 2…you were a challenge and I appreciate you…but I’m glad to see you go. Cheers! And Happy Juicing!